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May 21st, 2014

Perry exemplifies ‘care’ in the classroom

May 21, 2014

Amy Perry, a second-grade teacher at Mary Raber Elementary School, has been a “positive leader” for her students for seven years.

“She is caring and works diligently to meet all of her students’ needs while supporting the rest of the staff and our families,” said Julie Turpin, MRES principal. “She is an inspiring example of the caring and dedicated way our teachers give 110 percent to do their very best for our students each day.

EVENT TO COMMEMORATE SGCS GARDEN: District celebrates 50 years of education

May 21, 2014

Smith-Green Community Schools has been evolving for 50 years, and the district is celebrating the half century mark with several events.

The Smith-Green Community Schools’ website,, currently displays many articles noting historical facts, statistics and pictures of the district’s history.

Celebration activities have been taking place throughout the 2013-14 school year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.

Another celebration is planned for Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. An event will be held to commemorate the district’s Eagle Garden.

Holiday weekend offers a chance to remember

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day weekend will offer two events for residents to take part in.

The Leatherneck Coffee Club of Northern Indiana will hold an official United States Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Whitley County Courthouse Square at 7 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the formal flag retirement there will be patriotic songs performed by the Chain O’ Lakes Barbershop Chorus, Leatherneck Coffee Club Marine Color Guard and a Mortar Salute.

The community is encourage to attend, and children are welcome.

May 20th


May 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (May 20, 2014) The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Whitley County until 5 a.m. Wednesday. There are some strong storms already in the Chicago area. Meteorologists predict when storms make it to Whitley County, the area will likely see heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and the possibility of small hail.

Morning with Mom

May 20, 2014

Pierceton Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted more than 500 people at its Mornings for Mom event held Friday, May 9. Students and their guest were served breakfast items such as danishes, donut holes, yogurt, fruit, bagel breakfast pizza, juice and coffee. Moms that filled out surveys for the PTO were entered into a drawing to win a movie night popcorn bucket which contained microwave popcorn, movies and movie passes. Michelle Bradley’s name was drawn as the winner.

Timewarp Tuesday: 1943

May 20, 2014

Pictured are the members of the Class of 1943 from Thorncreek Township School. Front row, from left: Alfred King, Paul Vance, Walter Gaff, Theron Lietch, Jim Sauder, Keith Burns, John Fries, Ernest Walker. Second row: DeWitt Smith, Robert Krider, Russell Egolf, Phil Geiger, Larry McCullough, Ralph Goudy, Marjorie Bauer. Third row: Betty Braddock, Jeanette Chapman, Gertrude Pence, Catherine James, Loraine Wiekart, Laurice Garte, Eilene Tanner, Garnet Bridgegan.

Music, art on display

May 20, 2014

‘WE CHOOSE TO DANCE’ Community supports Mapes family through tragedy

May 20, 2014

“You can cry or you can dance — we choose to dance.”

Despite their world turning upside-down after their house caught fire three weeks ago, Zach and Rebecca Mapes are choosing to count their blessings.

The foundation of the Churubusco family’s home may have crumbled, but the foundation of their family has held strong through tragedy — with overwhelming help from the community.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. April 28, the Mapes’ home caught fire, leaving behind only ashes of what once was their home.

URBAN NAMED PRINCIPAL OF COESSE: Nelson moves to assistant at Indian Springs

May 20, 2014

After several years of a vacant seat in the assistant superintendent’s position, the Whitley County Consolidated School’s Board of Trustees chose to fill the position with Dr. Laura McDermott, principal at Coesse Elementary School.

A vacancy was left at the elementary school and The school board recently chose to fill that position with Michelle Urban, the current assistant principal at Indian Springs Middle School.

At Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, the board voted unanimously to fill Urban’s vacancy with Kyle Nelson, the Columbia City High School Dean of Students.

May 19th

Students hosted Taste of The Town Saturday

May 19, 2014

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